Jozef Kodrya and his wife Helena, along with their three children,were taken from Poland to Dachau Concentration Camp. Not because they were Jewish, but Polish Catholics who the Nazis planned to use as slave laborers. All but their youngest daughter, Josephine, were given work assignments.
Josephine was only four years old so she was sent to daycare. She was their blond haired and blue eyed little doll. One day she was a healthy girl and days later, they were handed a note saying she had died of Tuberculosis. Since she was Aryan looking, it is suspected she was taken to be raised by German parents. But what could Jozef and Helena do to prove it?
My grandfather, Jozef Kodyra, was born July 7, 1913, in New York, thus making him a U.S.citizen. He and his family moved to Poland in 1921 to build and grow their family farm.
My grandmother, Helena Sudol, was born February 2, 1917 in Wiltschawola, Poland where she too lived on her family farm. They married in the District of Kostopolski in 1937. They lived in several towns in the Ukraine and Poland. Some of them were Zolotolin, Berezno,Kostopol, Maydan and the last one being Malynsk....
The STORY OF JOZEF KODYRA